A brief history of Japanese knotweed

Japanese Knotweed – A brief history in time.

So you may have, or may have just discovered, Japanese knotweed on your property.

Whilst Japanese knotweed continues to grab headlines in the media, in this month’s 2nd blog we thought we would take a look at the history of Japanese knotweed to look at how we got to where we are today.

40 things you need to know about Japanese knotweed - Part one.

So you’ve discovered Japanese knotweed on your property and want to know what to do next - So you probably went to Google..

Firstly, don't panic. The internet can be a great source of information. However within the world of Japanese knotweed the online (and offline) information available seems to be particularly aimed at scaremongering.

Japanese knotweed canes in the winter

Environet's Reflection on 2016

Another year has passed, making it over 20 years that we've now been in business.  

We've continued to grow, not only on the knotweed front. I'm pleased to say two of our employees have given birth this year, so we now have two beautiful babies being trained up on how best to tackle knotweed. There must be something in the air, as a further two employees are expecting babies in 2017, congratulations to all of them.

Japanese knotweed on a construction site

Your Build: Japanese knotweed - a guide for the self-builder

Environet are featured in the latest issue of Your Build, published in December 2016.

Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet UK, answers some of the frequently asked questions about Japanese knotweed. Some of the common questions concerning knotweed are: is knotweed covered under general insurance policies, what is the best way to tackle Japanese knotweed on a building site, and why is knotweed such a problem. 

Japanese knotweed canes in the winter

Building Engineer: Japanese knotweed - winter treatment

Environet are featured in the latest issue of Building Engineer, published in December 2016.

Environmental scientist and Managing Director Nic Seal speaks to Building Engineer and explains how best to tackle Japanese knotweed on construction sites, dispelling the myth that knotweed can only be eradicated in the summer.

Read the full article here.

Japanese knotweed clearance construction sites

The UK Construction Week is just a few days away

Have you booked your tickets yet?

Environet will be exhibiting at the UK Construction Week, which starts this coming Tuesday. 

Make sure you visit our stand and speak to the knotweed experts, who will be able to answer all your Japanese knotweed related questions. 

You can find us on stand B3/336.

We will also be giving away a magnum of champagne, to enter just drop your business card into the bowl when visiting our stand!

Japanese knotweed flowers

The Business Magazine: ‘Environet warns about Japanese knotweed’

Published on 11th October 2016 on The Business Magazine website.

A property owner was planning to start work on an extension to the back of his house, when an infestation of Japanese knotweed was discovered in his garden. Not only had the knotweed been previously unsuccessfully treated with herbicides, causing new stunted growth which cannot be treated again herbicides; but the tenants had mowed the original area of knotweed, spreading it to other parts of the garden.

Japanese knotweed with white flowers

Eagle Radio ‘Japanese knotweed could cost you thousands’ features Environet

Featured on 2nd October 2016 on Eagle Radio. 

Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, was interviewed for Eagle Radio, which aired on Sunday.

Japanese knotweed was of course the topic of discussion. Costing the UK economy £166 million a year to deal with, this invasive plant grows extremely quickly, and if left untreated, can cause property damage. 

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